UPDATED ON PAGE 3!!! Hi everyone, thanks for clicking on my thread. I guess this isn't an urgent emergency, but I want to make sure that I'm not doing anything to jeopardize the health of my chicken. I read through the stickies, but I have so many beginner questions, I thought it would just be more efficient to ask in one thread. The story is pretty much I caught a chicken at the parking lot of a shopping mall. Some local kids were trying to kill it, so I caught it and took it home. I did some research and concluded it's an Old English Game Fowl. It looks energetic and healthy. I let it roam in my backyard for the past two days, and I fed her some dry oatmeal and bread crums. Then I saw some cat preying the chicken, so now I have her put in a dog house I built for my last dog. The dog house is about 3x2 feet. Now my questions are how do I give it water? I saw there are specific chicken waterers. Right now I just put a flat bowl with some water in it, but i haven't seen her drink it. Is it possible to raise a hen by itself? I know some animals must be social and raised with its own kind. She doesn't move much when she's in the dog house. Is this normal? And how much lighting does she need? The dog house is tucked away so there's not much sunlight. So I have a lamp for artificial lighting. How long do I need it on for? Thank you guys for your help. If the mods think it belongs to a different forum, feel free to move it. Thanks again!